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“The Australian Pelican is medium-sized by pelican standards: 160 to 180 cm (5.2 to 5.9 ft) long with a wingspan of 2.3 to 2.6 m (7.5 to 8.5 ft). Weight can range from 4 to 13 kg (8.8 to 29 lb), although most of these pelicans weigh between 4.54 and 7.7 kg (10.0 and 17 lb).
It is predominantly white with black along the primaries of the wings. The pale, pinkish bill is enormous, even by pelican standards, and is the largest bill in the avian world. The record-sized bill was 50 cm (20 in) long.

Pelicans work in groups to drive fish to shallower water, where they stick their sensitive bills in to snatch their prey.” (Wikipedia)

A huge thank you to Julia (NaturesHeaven) for her User Award. Much appreciated.

Tags: Australia Victoria Bird Wildlife and nature Gippsland Australian Pelican PELECANUS CONSPICILLATUS SAN REMO ANDERSON PENINSULA

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 May 2012 10:23AM
A great post narrative, backed up by a series of images full of natural colours and stunning detail, and wonderfully captured. Great point of view, stunning.

Regards Nathan

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Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
18 May 2012 10:42AM
Brilliant comp! great work!
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
18 May 2012 11:04AM
A beautiful bird is the Pelican as clearly seen here Jean.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
18 May 2012 11:59AM
Amazing bills, and the crossed bills is a great way of showng them.

moiral 8 12 Scotland
18 May 2012 1:01PM
Interesting narrative and a superb set of captures. Moira
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
18 May 2012 1:59PM
This is a very cool bird-- the crossed bills, huge and pink, are splendid-- love this collection for the color and subject!
18 May 2012 3:11PM
Beautiful image.
vickyf 12 8 8 United Kingdom
18 May 2012 5:48PM
Super images. Love the composition, detail and colour of the beaks.
18 May 2012 6:22PM
An amazing trio, well done.

John Smile
1881 6 India
18 May 2012 6:45PM
Great work.
Regards - SANJEEV
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 8:55AM
Superb shots Jean lovely detail .
Cor 9 Belgium
19 May 2012 8:59AM
Superb image 10*****
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 1:30PM
Excellent work Jean Noel with a cracking write-up.
5 Feb 2013 8:54PM

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